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Stories from Thursday, April 19, 2007

International Cuisine - (04/19/07)
A buffet featuring foods from around the globe is always a popular feature of the World Awareness Day for fourth graders in Cherokee. Parents and other volunteers provided an elaborate meal served at the Cherokee Community Center on April 13th.
Remember our troops! (04/19/07)
School tax increases slightly (04/19/07)
The Cherokee School Board approved a budget for the 2007/08 fiscal year that calls for a slight increase in total property tax for the school district. The total property tax rate will go from about $15.14 per $1,000 taxable valuation to about $15.35...
Board cuts school staff (04/19/07)
The Cherokee School Board approved about $260,000 in staffing cuts for the next school year, some through attrition and some through a reduction of current employees. The board approved cost cutting recommendations from an administrative team, The action occurred in the regular board session Thursday evening, following a special hearing and meeting to approve the budget for the 2007/08 fiscal year which begins July 1...
Cherokee will have a bookstore again (04/19/07)
Hope to be open by fall Those of us - and there are many - who were upset when The Bookseller closed last year, and have been disappointed that a new bookstore has not come to town in its stead, can breathe a sigh of relief. Cherokee will have a new bookstore on Main Street - though this time it will be on West Main , rather than East Main...
Struck Strikes Out: He can't say that, did he? (04/19/07)
It's a crying shame most of the wimpy national media and all of the naive political correct zealots out there are not correlating the sophomoric and stupid racist/sexist remarks made by white radio host Don Imus with those of the blundering black woman who falsely and publicly called three white, innocent Duke lacrosse players "rapists."...
Winding roads: Marcus has dedicated leaders (04/19/07)
People who have not served on any boards or councils have no idea the amount of time it calls for if you want do justice in serving the best interests of the public. I don't want to come across as a "Miss-know-it-all" but the truth is until you have been in the shoes of those who do, you just don't know. (The exception would be reporters who attend regular meetings of public entities---there you get a true sense of what it takes.)...
Whitaker/Cronin (04/19/07)
Debi Whitaker and Tony Cronin are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Debi is the daughter of Dena and David Amo of Brooklyn and Dennis and Deborah Whitaker of Grinnell. Tony is the son of Mark and Kim Cronin of Marcus. Debi is a 2006 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in Biology, Biomedical. She is employed as a Production Scientist at Integrated DNA Technologies, Coralville...
Stratton/Smithson (04/19/07)
Kyle and Tracy Stratton of Alvin, Texas announce the engagement of their son, Andrew James Stratton to Kristiana Renee Smithson of Alvin, Texas. Andrew is the grandson of Genevieve and the late Harvey Stratton of Cherokee, the late Patricia Horner of Cleghorn and the late Russell Horner of Engadine, Mich. An August wedding is planned in Alvin, Texas...
Kacmarynski/Burkhardt (04/19/07)
LeAnn Kacmarynski of Rembrandt and Jeff Burkhardt of Cherokee, announce their engagement. They plan a June 16, 2007 wedding at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Debbie Kacmarynski of Rembrandt. The groom is the son of Bill and Karen Burhardt of Cherokee...